August 23, 2010, 10am PDT
Aaron Renn argues that when it comes to thinking on large cities, "too many people remain stuck in the 90s." Now that the recession has civic finances in a vice grip, we ought to focus not on condos or bike shares, but straightforward job creation.
August 22, 2010, 5am PDT
As high speed rail projects begin to take shape across America, commuters are anticipating eased travel but skeptics remain critical.
August 17, 2010, 12pm PDT
Five years after Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans, the Brookings Institution offers an analysis of the city's recovery. This op-ed looks at the report, which finds the city improving, but with many areas needing increased focus.
New Orleans Times-Picayune
May 26, 2010, 2pm PDT
Richard Florida and his team have ranked the Best Places for Recent College Grads using nine different indicators, including the number of singles, unemployment rate, rental housing stock, and of course, creative capital.
May 18, 2010, 5am PDT
These 10 American cities top the nation as being home to the most layoffs. California is a hotbed.
May 17, 2010, 8am PDT
Car commutes used to be long by necessity. But that's no longer the case, according to Richard Florida in this video from <em>The Atlantic</em>.
May 1, 2010, 5am PDT
Trains across the former Soviet Union have peculiar staff: kids. <em>Wired</em>'s <em>Autopia</em> blog explains.
April 30, 2010, 11am PDT
Montgomery County, Maryland, could become home to a new "science city" development that creates a hub of scientific research institutions and thousands of jobs.
April 27, 2010, 11am PDT
Democrats in congress are trying to divert some federal bailout money to cities and counties, where job losses are crippling municipal services.
April 24, 2010, 1pm PDT
Only 16 of 384 metropolitan areas saw job increases over the last year, according to a new study.
April 22, 2010, 2pm PDT
In a survey developed by Pepperdine's School of Public Policy for New Geography, Joel Kotkin says the results are depressing. Only 13 metro areas saw any job growth in the last year.
April 22, 2010, 7am PDT
More and more people working in the San Francisco Bay Area are opting for cheaper housing outside the region. Some are going way outside the region, commuting by airplane from Portland or Seattle.
April 22, 2010, 6am PDT
Housing devaluation and job loss are the two major problems affecting America's urban areas. But as this article from <em>Governing</em> explains, those two problems are playing out in drastically different ways from metro to metro.
April 21, 2010, 1pm PDT
North Dakota is undergoing a jobs boom right now, but it doesn't have the housing stock to match the new increase in workers.
April 21, 2010, 5am PDT
<em>Next American City</em> talks with the Brookings Institution's Elizabeth Kneebone about the growth of poverty in suburban areas.
April 19, 2010, 7am PDT
Silos and smokestacks are the way of the past for rural area development, according to economist Mark Drabenstott who offers a new idea for bringing economic activity to rural places.
March 30, 2010, 1pm PDT
This piece from <em>The St. Louis Post-Dispatch</em> looks at how the city is trying to coerce itself into the new idea- and innovation-based economy.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch
March 25, 2010, 9am PDT
The city of Portland is moving ahead with a $47 million shelter and services project known as the Resource Access Center. It's the largest efforts underway to solve the city's notorious homelessness problem.
March 11, 2010, 1pm PST
California republicans are arguing that the state's environmental laws are hurting the economy. This editorial from the <em>Los Angeles Times</em> questions the wisdom of that argument and wonders what negative impacts would come from lifting CEQA.
February 14, 2010, 5am PST
A large-scale program of high speed rail projects is creating a huge economic impact in China. The fast timeline for these rail projects and the jobs they are creating have American officials looking on jealously.